- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 31, 2017

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson says he is not looking for a Supreme Court nominee whose approach to the law has changed over time.

Johnson said in an interview Tuesday on WISN-AM that “I’m not looking for a judge to evolve.”

Johnson says he is looking for a judge that is going to adhere to the law and Constitution as written.

Johnson’s comments come as President Donald Trump is poised to announce his nominee for a vacancy on the Supreme Court. Johnson joined with Republicans last year in blocking then-President Barack Obama’s pick for the vacancy, Merrick Garland.

Johnson says he hopes Democrats will join with Republicans on Trump’s pick and not filibuster the nominee. Republicans hold a 52-48 majority and it takes 60 votes to end a filibuster.

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